Direct-to-market farmers struggling amid pandemic

The American Countryside Farmer's Market (Photo supplied/The Elkhart Truth)

INDIANAPOLIS (The Indianapolis Star) — Some Indiana farmers who raise livestock and produce are looking for ways to sell their goods as social distancing guidelines have forced businesses to temporarily close amid coronavirus outbreak.

John Piotti is president of the American Farmland Trust, a national group that works to protect and preserve farms. The Indianapolis Star reports that Piotti said direct-to-market farmers are suffering the most right now.

These farmers sell to restaurants, schools and farmers markets, among other places.